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Old 11-30-2004, 03:45 AM   #1
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baffling acpi module fails to load


I am using a Toshiba laptop and I am trying to load the module 'toshiba-acpi'.
here are some commands that I am giving along with the results.

ls /proc/acpi
it does not show toshiba

modprobe toshiba_acpi
FATAL: Module toshiba_acpi not found.

This is why I am baffled. I have recompiled the kernel and made sure that toshiba_acpi is configured. I have rebooted my computer, and 'make menuconfig' as well as the kernel.config file both show that toshiba_acpi is turned on (=y). If the kernel is set to load the module, than why am I not seeing it?

I am doing this so that I can use the FnFx (http://fnfx.sourceforge.net/index.php?section=doc) program for my toshiba and set the screen to a higher brightness level. Thanks for any help offered to me.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 03:49 AM   #2
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How exactly did you recompile the kernel and modules? It seems that the module is not there which leads me to believe it never got compiled properly.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 03:52 AM   #3
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I used the 'make menuconfig' command to enter the gui kernel configuration.
I made the change, exited, then saved.

after that, I issued these commands...
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/kernel-2.6.9
cp System.map /boot/System.map-2.6.9
cp .config /boot/config-2.6.9

then I rebooted.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 04:00 AM   #4
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Well, you never actually recompiled the kernel. You simply edited the configuration. Assuming your working in /usr/src/linux you do this:

make menuconfig (make your changes)
make clean
make && make modules_install
cp arch/i386/boot/bzImage /boot/kernel-2.6.9

As long as Grub is set up to boot the kernel-2.6.9 image you should be able to reboot and be good to go.

I'd suggest making a seperate entry in grub.conf just in case things go bad you can always boot back to your working kernel.
 
Old 11-30-2004, 04:21 AM   #5
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I followed your directions precisely.
Unfortunately, I still do not have the toshiba module loading...
would you offer me another suggestion?
 
Old 11-30-2004, 04:25 AM   #6
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I have to say that I have school in a few hours (its 2:24 AM here). I've got to get some rest. Thanks for helping me, I'll be back on later...
 
Old 11-30-2004, 02:03 PM   #7
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I'm not familiar with mandrake but I am assuming the kernel compilation is the same. Any Mandrake heads out there give us a hand here?
 
Old 11-30-2004, 08:05 PM   #8
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I'm sorry. actually i'm using gentoo linux.

and bump...
 
Old 12-01-2004, 09:26 PM   #9
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bump again
 
Old 12-07-2004, 10:22 PM   #10
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bump one last time...
 
  


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